Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Taylored Expressions September Key Ingredients Kit

Hello and welcome to my first post as a member of the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Design Team!  I'm very excited to be a part of this team and to work not only with Taylor VanBruggen and the talented women on the team but with the wonderful products that Taylored Expressions sells.  Each month Taylored Expressions releases a new Key Ingredients Kit which includes designer papers, card stock, ribbons and embellishments.  To see the September Key Ingredients Kit that I've used on my project today you can click here.  If you'd like to see the KI inspiration gallery from last month you can click here or to subscribe to receive a monthly Key Ingredients Kit for yourself you can click here.
Taylor's challenge that she's issued to the women on the Key Ingredients Team was Restoration: making the old new again, to re-purpose, re-use, or recycle.  So with that in mind I dug through my stash of containers and odds and ends that I've saved with thought of re-using and found a box that had come in the mail with a credit card offer.  The box was not much to look at but the perfect size for a card box to decorate, fill with cards and give as a gift.

When my Taylored Expressions KI Kit came in the mail I was very impressed at the quality of the products right down to the way it came packaged.  The designer papers from the kit are beautiful and the textured card stock is the perfect weight for card making and crafting.  Everything from the ribbons, papers and embellishments are color coordinated and work together wonderfully. 
To create my card box I sponged ink on the very edges of the entire box and then covered the outside and inside using the textured card stock from the kit.  I used the adorable TE Tweet Hearts stamp set and stamped the main panel on the top of the box, the circle on the inside lid and cards enclosed.  For the top of the box I went with the floral print designer paper from the kit and for the sides of the box and inside lid I used cut strips of one of the designer papers which had pretty border prints on it (see below picture of inside lid).
This is a close up picture of the inside lid of the box where I used one of the pretty doily transparencies that come with this month's kit behind my focal image.
This is one of the cards I created for inside the gift box using the Key Ingredients Kit and the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge for this week.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Key Ingredients Design Team members below to see what they've come up with for this month's challenge.

and Taylor of course!

We would also love to see what you can create for this month's challenge when you receive your KI kit!

Thanks for stopping by!


Dani said...

Wow, Lynn! This is fabulous!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This box is absolutely GORGEOUS! I LOVE the color scheme, the cute stamps, and the beautiful ribbon just really finishes off this beautiful project! I am in awe of the cute decorating inside the box ,too and those adorable cards!!!

Taylor said...

This is simply gorgeous, Lynn! You transformed the box into something you would find at a high-end stationery store! LOVE IT!

Natalie said...

This is beautifully decorated and repurposed!! Love your design work and use of the papers!! Gorgeous gift!

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. Lynn this is just beyond stunning. I love how you repurposed the box. so beautifully decorated. and love the cards inside.. stunning. what a great gift idea!

Melody said...

Wow, this is beautiful inside and out!! What a great gift. I love how you used the doily and the border on the inside. I am very excited to be on the team with out! Your work is beautiful!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is just fabulous Lynn!

Jen Tapler said...

Oh my, Lynn! I can't believe the transformation of that box!! AWESOME. And look at all that goodness inside! Isn't it amazing how far these KI kits will stretch? What a fabulous gift this would make!

Debbie said...

Congrats on the TE Key Ingredients design team.
I love getting mine in the mail every month.
I also love to re-purpose boxes and have way too many in my craft space.

Love your samples and your blog.


Lisa Hjulberg said...

"Lovely" doesn't even begin to describe this fantastic box of cards. If they need a good home, I'll send you my address!! LOL

This is such a great gift idea. Maybe if I start now I'll actually have a few done by Christmas!

I'm so excited to be on this team with you Lynn. I look forward to getting to know you better!


Rosie said...

Lynn, This box looks just beautiful! WOW! I totally love much detail...breathtaking work! Great to be on a team with you.

Vicki S. said...

Wow! I'm so impressed, Lynn! You have really outdone yourself with this project! The box and the cards are darling! The key ingredients kit looks very cool.

You're so talented... I wish I had even 1/2 of your creativity! Great job! Can't wait to see your future creations!

Ann Kranitz said...

What a great transformation of an old box. I love what you created and the papers from the kit are just gorgeous!!

Kathy Martin said...

Extreme TWEETNESS! ;)

Nance Leedy said...

This is fabulous! The papers, colors and accessories are all so rich and lush. Congratulations on your DT spot--looking forward to seeing more!

Vicki Burdick said...

Awesome use of an old box, I need to save more of my old stuff like that, never would have thought of that!! Cool!!!

Anonymous said...

those are just adorable! so bright and cheery
Mary Gunn FUNN